Hudson Valley Dance Festival 2020

Virtual Hudson Valley Dance Festival 2020.

Amid the gorgeous fall foliage, we’re happy to continue the tradition of sharing breathtaking dance that gives back to and celebrates the Hudson Valley community. The money raised will help Broadway Cares provide additional, emergency grants to 13 organizations based in the Hudson Valley that are already part of its National Grants Programs. The lineup features a diverse collection of festival premieres, made-for-the-moment filmed shorts and highlights from past festivals, with choreography by Ayodele Casel, Billy Griffin, Stephen Petronio, Jamar Roberts, Caleb Teicher, Peter Walker and Adam Weinert.


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Swans For Relief

Swans For Relief.

32 premier ballerinas from 22 dance companies in 14 countries perform Le Cygne (The Swan) variation sequentially with music by Camille Saint-Saëns, performed by cellist Wade Davis, in support of Swans for Relief.

Organized by Misty Copeland and Joseph Phillips, 100% of the funds raised will be distributed to each dancer’s company’s COVID-19 relief fund, or other arts/dance-based relief fund.
Ballet companies are largely dependent on revenue from performances to pay their dancers and fund their operations, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, all performances have been halted.

Consequently, many dancers are unable to depend on paychecks and are facing the hardship of paying rent and/or buying food and other necessities. Le Cygne (The Swan) with music by Camille Saint-Saëns, performed by cellist Wade Davis (USA), choreography by Michel Fokine by kind permission of the Fokine Estate-Archive.es.